Definition: Pharmacology

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From pharmaco + logy


  • /ˌfɑrməˈkɒlədʒi/


  1. (medicine) The science that studies the effects of chemical compounds on living animals, especially the science of the manufacture, use and effects of medicinal drugs.
  2. The medicinal characteristics of a specific drug.

Derived terms

  • pharmacologic
  • pharmacological
  • pharmacologically
  • pharmacologist


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